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Lightning_Roller
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(07-14-2016, 03:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by CapitalismSucks DonkeyBalls

The boys take turns banging the sole girl of the Losers' Club while chasing after Pennywise in the sewers. Contextually, it was supposed to help make all of the braver as they were starting hesitate because of fear.

What the shit is this shit!?! What the fuck Stephen King! What the fuck!!!
Vincent Alexander
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(07-14-2016, 03:27 AM)
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Re-reading a bit and this is what I get:

The point, felt but not grasped, was simply that the fellowship was ending . . it was ending and they were still in the dark. That Other had, through their friendship, perhaps been able to make the something more than children. But they were becoming children again. Bill felt it as much as the others.

So yeah. The sex thing was odd, but it was the Other (the Turtle) who either stopped giving them strength, or was unable to, once Pennywise was defeated for the first time. Kind of makes him seem like an asshole who abandoned them.
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(07-14-2016, 03:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dirca

Of course there's no subtlety there, he was getting ready to eat one of the kids. They taste better when they're afraid.

My fear is that this is going to be fan service to all of those that are terrified of the Tim Curry version. In the book Bob Gray/Pennywise isn't in clown form often. In fact, the only time I recall him killing anyone as the clown is when he kills Georgie and when the town locals throw the gay man off the bridge. Eye witnesses reported a clown dragging the body out of the water and biting in to it. Ben sees him as a clown when he's coming home from school, and Ritchie and Bill see him in the picture book. The only other clown sighting that I can remember is part of Derry's history where the town ambushes some thieves. Someone reported a clown leaning unnaturally far out of a window shooting at them. Outside of that, he's: a vampire, a werewolf, the crawling eye, creature from the black lagoon, the leper, leeches, a mummy, frankenstein's monster, hansel and gretel's witch, a massive bird, and his arachnid form from "Todash" space which is the tie in to the Dark Tower series. If he appears/kills as the clown in the book any other times than that, I'm not remembering it. It's been a while since I've read the book.

Lets not forget Richie and...
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Fancy Clown
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(07-14-2016, 03:53 AM)
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Way too overtly sinister looking to be scary at all. This is gonna be such shit. Should have let Fukunaga do whatever he wanted.
Afrocious
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(07-14-2016, 03:54 AM)
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The book was scarier than the miniseries and both had stupid stories.

Hell in the book, the clown wasn't scary at all. It was when he transformed into shit...that was the scary part.
Polioliolio
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(07-14-2016, 03:57 AM)
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Huh. Looks too edgy. The Tim Curry clown looks a lot scarier, precisely because he usually isn't wearing an angry face.
Lothar
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(07-14-2016, 04:01 AM)

Originally Posted by .JayZii

The old miniseries did a pretty decent job adapting the material (mostly thanks to Curry's performance), but I just don't know if IT can really be effectively converted into a film. Not just because of the 12 year-old orgy, but because of that languid childhood summertime pacing, mixed with the history of the town, the adults slowly recalling what they are even doing and the slow, underlying atmosphere of dread. Someone might be able to pull it off in one movie, but it seems like a really difficult task.

Who's doing this now? The two-parter directed by the True Detective director fell through, right?

Originally Posted by XenodudeX

what

edit: Just read that part. What in the fuck

That's not entirely correct. They were 11 and it was really more of a gang bang.

Guessing that won't be in the new film.
Ponn
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(07-14-2016, 04:09 AM)
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I got a Pennywise mask and shoes last Halloween. Was going to dress up to hand out candy. I decided not to at the last minute, I was worried about a parent trying to beat me up.
aerts1js
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(07-14-2016, 04:24 AM)
Not a fan of the new version. It looks clearly evil.. part of what made the original so great was that it could almost pass off as an actual clown.
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Shadybiz
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(07-14-2016, 04:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lightning_Roller

What the shit is this shit!?! What the fuck Stephen King! What the fuck!!!

Yeah....I always thought that part was a bit unnecessary...
JasonMCG
(07-14-2016, 04:52 AM)
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It looks safe, not terrifying. Should've taken cues from Twisty.

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msdstc
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(07-14-2016, 05:12 AM)
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This thread is the defintion of nostalgia/rose tinted glasses. Honestly I get it, because the movie is unsettling in certain ways... but it really only seems way more scary, because you associate those feelings you get now to how you felt when you first saw it. There definitely are a few creepy shots here and there, but for the most part, IT is a cheesy monster movie.
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(07-14-2016, 05:30 AM)
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I like that the red on his nose and the lines actually looks more like dried blood...that's creepy. His eyes surely look the part too.
Prurient
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(07-14-2016, 05:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by JasonMCG

It looks safe, not terrifying. Should've taken cues from Twisty.

Really he's meant to look much safer. This version of the monster is meant to be friendly and lure the kids into a sense of security, which then reveals something more horrifying as it feeds on them.

I really hope they dive into the idea that the whole town is essentially infected with this being, making the town blind to the horror that occurs in the town at a hugely disproportionate rate. That concept, of being a child and literally having no-one to turn to and nowhere to run was always the most terrifying part of the book to me.
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(07-14-2016, 06:01 AM)
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Eppy Thatcher
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(07-14-2016, 06:04 AM)
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Do you have Prince Albert in a can?

WELL YOU BETTER LET HIM OUT!!! HuHAH huHAH huHAH!
Vincent Alexander
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(07-14-2016, 06:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by theaface

lmao. Perfect.
Cess007
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(07-14-2016, 06:15 AM)
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I remember the shower scene scarred me for years. I was afraid for weeks to take a bath lol

Curry's Pennywise was absolutely terrifying.
Pinko Marx
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(07-14-2016, 06:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Moskalova

:( I miss Tim

YO WTF DUDE!
You made me think Tim was dead! Watch your diction!
Eppy Thatcher
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(07-14-2016, 06:27 AM)
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Thinking about this as I reread all the responses it makes me laugh that the flashes of Curry in my mind in this roll are almost all his more jubilant and "clowny" attitude.

Getting George into the sewer... he almost looks like sympathetic and sweet for a moment. When he's all "oh Georgie.... Yes. They all float down here..." with that adult talking to an innocent kid quiver to his lips...

Him waving with just the hand on the side of the road...

That soldier dad slowly turning into the clown..

BEEP BEEP

The entire library/town hall? scene with the Prince Albert joke..

just... so much LIFE and character to his portrayal. Tim Curry is just a force in front of the camera. Amazing. I love it.



edit: Just the funnier scenes of Curry
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Toxi
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(07-14-2016, 06:28 AM)
Yep, that's a clown.
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(07-14-2016, 06:46 AM)
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I hope this turns out good. And as shitty as the miniseries was, Tim Curry's Pennywise was perfect and will be near impossible to top.
Einchy
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(07-14-2016, 06:48 AM)
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Looks spoopy.
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(07-14-2016, 06:51 AM)
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Also, Walton Goggins for adult Ben.
MagnaderAlpha
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(07-14-2016, 07:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by JasonMCG

It looks safe, not terrifying. Should've taken cues from Twisty.

This is what I referenced in the other thread as what would've been an "edgy reboot" had Pennywise looked like Twisty. That kind of thinking is soooo..... 00s. We're past that, thank goodness(well, MOSTLY past that)!
RoyaleDuke
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(07-14-2016, 07:20 AM)
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Eh, it is kind of hard to tell from an extreme close up of a face.

So far it looks like they have the odd shaped head and they changed his makeup around.

Honestly, what will make or break is how menacing he actually is, which is something I'm not entirely sure anyone but Tim Curry could capture but I am willing to keep an open mind.
Einchy
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(07-14-2016, 07:21 AM)
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Twisty looks like a Slipknot band member.
exmachina64
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(07-14-2016, 07:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lightning_Roller

What the shit is this shit!?! What the fuck Stephen King! What the fuck!!!

Stephen King don't care.
Bad_Boy
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(07-14-2016, 08:06 AM)
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wait, Will Poulter is no longer pennywise?
digitalrelic
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(07-14-2016, 02:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by JasonMCG

It looks safe, not terrifying. Should've taken cues from Twisty.

That would've been terrible. Absolutely no subtlety in the slightest. The first photo they revealed was bad but if they would've gone the Twisty route it would've been atrocious.
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(07-14-2016, 02:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by JasonMCG

It looks safe, not terrifying. Should've taken cues from Twisty.

Yes, because this looks not safe and terrifying.


He looks like a cheap Halloween costume.
MoxManiac
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(07-14-2016, 03:01 PM)
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I hope this remake prompts them to put out a blu-ray release of the original.
GamingOblivion
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(07-14-2016, 03:07 PM)

Originally Posted by NotTheGuyYouKill

Meh.

Tim Curry Pennywise scared the shit out of me at Age 5. It's scarred in my psyche.

You're also not 5 anymore
CassidyIzABeast
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(07-14-2016, 03:21 PM)
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Clowns were never scary to me so this looks about as scary as the OG to me.
zeemumu
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(07-14-2016, 03:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by theaface

Are they Floatzel?
Toa TAK
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(07-14-2016, 03:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by CassidyIzABeast

Clowns were never scary to me so this looks about as scary as the OG to me.

For real. I loved clowns as a kid, and really enjoyed IT has Curry's performance was pretty damn enjoyable for me.

Looking forward to this one, though.
DontBeThatGuy
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(07-14-2016, 03:42 PM)
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Lots of strong opinions over a very stylized promo picture.
Omegasquash
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(07-14-2016, 03:54 PM)
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I'm looking forward to it. Never read the book, but god I loved it on TV.

I should listen to that book when I'm done my current set.
dubq
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(07-14-2016, 03:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Muppet of a Man

Nah. Look at the various gifs in this thread. That's what I'm talking about. This clown has no subtlety to it. It doesn't look friendly one moment and evil the next. It looks like a lowest common denominator watered down not too frightening clown to me (even with painted on angry expression). No effort generic all around. Seems as if they want to make Pennywise good looking and non offensive. I call this the mass appeal pg-13 effect.

You're basing this off of one close still shot from a magazine dude. We can look at gifs of the old one all day long but the new one has no gifs to compare it to.. maybe reserve judgment for the final product?
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(07-14-2016, 04:00 PM)
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On the subject of sewer trains, King also goes into graphic detail about how the black boy's penis is much larger than the rest's. Vecause what good is a child sex scene without some fetishistic racism thrown in?
dubq
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(07-14-2016, 04:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Muppet of a Man

Exactly. The pg-13 effect. Makes 98 percent of today's movies absolute unwatchable trash.

You do realize that the original movie was a made for TV mini-series that aired on ABC, right? It was rated TV-14 in the US and PG-13 in Canada, even.
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(07-14-2016, 08:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by What did he mean by this?

On the subject of sewer trains, King also goes into graphic detail about how the black boy's penis is much larger than the rest's. Vecause what good is a child sex scene without some fetishistic racism thrown in?

Nothing tops the racist ghosts from Bag of Bones who spent pages talking about how much they hated dem people.
FoxnHurley
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(07-14-2016, 08:26 PM)

Originally Posted by Lonestar



It's just Tim Curry.

As a kid, thanks to Tim Curry, I used to book it when approaching a storm drain, especially when walking home from my friends house at night. Pennywise aint getting me! Not today, Satan!
Space A Cobra
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(07-14-2016, 08:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by What did he mean by this?

On the subject of sewer trains, King also goes into graphic detail about how the black boy's penis is much larger than the rest's. Vecause what good is a child sex scene without some fetishistic racism thrown in?

Did he? I recall it being Bill who was described as the largest during that scene. The character who King seemed to have based on himself... =P

Edit: Guess it doesn't matter though. That whole part was trash.
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eLGee
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(07-14-2016, 11:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Space A Cobra

Did he? I recall it being Bill who was described as the largest during that scene. The character who King seemed to have based on himself... =P

Edit: Guess it doesn't matter though. That whole part was trash.

No, that's not correct. Having just read the book, it was Ben who was... oh, why the fuck am I writing about this? It was an uncomfortable scene to read indeed.
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(07-15-2016, 08:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lonestar



It's just Tim Curry.

I love Pennywise just cause he doesn't understand how fucked up the shit he does is in the context of hunting his prey. Like, you're a clown in a fucking sewer, dude.
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(07-15-2016, 08:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by What did he mean by this?

On the subject of sewer trains, King also goes into graphic detail about how the black boy's penis is much larger than the rest's. Vecause what good is a child sex scene without some fetishistic racism thrown in?

You are utterly wrong.
Matty77
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(07-15-2016, 08:40 AM)

Originally Posted by What did he mean by this?

On the subject of sewer trains, King also goes into graphic detail about how the black boy's penis is much larger than the rest's. Vecause what good is a child sex scene without some fetishistic racism thrown in?

Not true. While King has definitely wrote some very questionable stuff about race, in that scene was Ben. Which was also creepy in its own way because he mooned over Bev the whole time who had a crush on Bill, and that was the first time she really noticed him.

Damn I feel dirty just talking about this.
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(07-15-2016, 12:18 PM)
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(07-15-2016, 12:24 PM)
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Original seems much creepier.

The angry own expression is too obvious compared to the unsettling ambiguous expression of the original.

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